Monday, 31 October 2011

Never Eating There Again

I don't consider myself a picky eater. Unless it's something I'm allergic to or it's Chinese food I'll probably happily eat it with no problems.

I am so sick of eating rice nearly every day.

I love what my parents would call "white" food and I love eating out at "white" restaurants. The idea of a cream based soup is completely foreign to Asian restaurants much to my dismay and I'm too lazy to eat around bone or pick away fat and skin. So when even I refuse to eat at a "white" restaurant anymore, you know there are some serious issues with the establishment.

Such an example would be the restaurant some friends and I went to for lunch over the weekend. It's a fairly well known diner and supposedly one of the best nearby campus. I ate there once and wasn't impressed but I was willing to give it a second chance. Maybe they had an off day or something.

Still the least impressive club sandwich I've ever had though.

It being cold and windy I felt like a bowl of soup. They had two specials that day. Some boring chicken, lentil and bacon soup AND (I kid you not), a pumpkin pie soup with whipped cream.

Pumpkin pie soup with whipped cream.

Are you kidding me.

What maniac would make this soup? What kind of an idiot would order this?

Obviously, I did. Why? Because why not, that's why.

Yes Damian, yes you are.

Anyways, eventually my soup and salad arrive and I have to say that I'm still apprehensive. The whipped cream was nice, I mean how can you screw up whipped cream?

And then I get to the soup.

Have you ever had a pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks? Well, imagine it to be thicker, with inconsistent salty and/or very cinnamon heavy sections and that was pretty much what my soup tasted like. I don't think I've ever had a soup that unappetizing.

Oh, and my tabbouleh salad wasn't that great either, I just ate all the tomatoes and left the rest.

I felt like Byran for the rest of the day for some reason too.

I asked around and apparently the restaurant used to be really good but that was before the original owner sold the place. But that's not my problem, I'm avoiding the place from now on at all costs. Pumpkin pie soup... seriously...

57 comments:

  1. Haha, I was definitely wondering "Wait, isn't he ethnically Chinese?" about the Chinese food.

    But I get the sometimes you want non-home food feeling.

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  2. But Chinese food can be so good~

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  3. Interesting post buddy. The pumpkin pie soup sounds absolutely grotesque, I suppose they put it on the menu due to it being Halloween time or whatever but regardless there's no excuse for something that horrible. Sorry to hear about it.

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  4. If I think about the reason why I want so bad to go asia maybe 80% food + 20% women.

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  5. Ugh, pumpkin pie soup? Talk about a tragic collision of foods...

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  6. You probably should've gone with the chicken lentil bacon. I wouldn't touch pie soup. Not unless they sold it to me real good.

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  7. haha I avoid resturants anyway, never know who touched your food, what they touched before that, etc..haha...and yeah I'm a HUGE picky eater.

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  8. I am so sick of eating rice nearly every day."

    god i feel ya on that one. i hate being a poor college kid eating the same thing over and over again

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  9. The only experience I've had with pumpkins is goddamn pumpkin stew. Then I moved to white coutnries and they were all PUMPKIN STUFF ROCKS and I was all, you're insane.

    Also, in England, they had squirrel flavored chips for a while. And vanilla. So, I probably woulda tried the pumpkin soup.

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  10. That sounds... gross. Another abomination of Halloween, no doubt.

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  11. Pumpkin pie soup sounds like absolutely ground-breaking coussine.

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  12. Pumpkin pie soup is the most hilarious concept I've ever heard of

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  13. Wow, at least it's over and you're probably never going to order it again. To be honest, if you can't make something that good, don't bother making it just because it "used" to be good isn't an excuse, it's marketing which only works once.

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  14. That sounds horrid. That kind of experience would make me leave that place forever.

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  15. People think they can make a soup from almost everything... But a pumpkin? I'd still try it out of sheer curiosity though :-)

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  16. it really does suck when you go to try something new only for it to turn out god awful.

    Hopefully the next time you try to be adventurous it will work out better for you!

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  17. i hate white rice...or anything with pumpkin :S

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  18. I honestly hate going out to eat anymore. Terrible service for a half-week's worth of groceries in one meal. Plus tip even if your server sucked.

    also just to let you know, they are making a prequel to Monsters Inc in 2013.

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  19. omg! I eat rice 3x/day and I'm not sick of it. haha!

    btw, after hearing about that pumpkin issues, now I'm really curious with its taste. haha!

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  20. But whipped cream is bad for you

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  21. I have followed this blog for a time now, and I wonder;
    When are you going to get a job?

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  22. Very fun post! You kept me interested till the end wondering what would happen! At first I feared you at an unsanitary place or found something in your food! But I was relived to find it was just that you ate crapy tasting food! (It could have been worse!)

    (now I'm craving pumkin pie! and maybe a side order of soup!)

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  23. And you seriously thought that pumpkin soup can be eatable? :P

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  24. when I do catering, my soups with cream are always a huge hit.

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  25. I like rice... i eat it a lot with steak mainly.

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  26. Nice post! Fellow University student myself, following! :)

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  27. yeh i got put off rice by having too much of it aswell

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  28. If it's edible, theres usually a soup version of it.

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  29. Bleh, I could care less for pumpkin pie but pumpkin pie soup just sounds horrid.

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  30. Pumpkin pie soup is the most hilarious
    concept I've ever heard of n i wuld neva try in my life

    Chuchu-chulala.blogspot.com

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  31. Lmao, whipped cream and pumpkin sounded good, until you added soup...haha Good job for being man enough to try it though.

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  32. ROTFL... pumpkin pie soup. I have heard of many different and weird soups from Romania (where i live lol) but never pumpkin soup.
    But I also have this habbit to try out new food, and most of the times I get punk'd :/

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  33. Eating rice for me is like my whole meal for a day I eat different kinds of fried rice a day. That's because that's the easiest to make and somewhat have different variations. And I never looked at pumpkins nothing more than for jack o lanterns lol. never crossed my mind eating it.

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  34. I eat rice at least twice a week, I love it - mostly Spanish style, also Moo Goo Gai Pan is the sh*t, I could eat that 3 times a week and never get tired of it.

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  35. Now you know I would be one to order that soup just because but yeah that one is way out there. And combining it with tabbouleh...bad babd bad choice.

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  36. Perhaps they had planned for the pumpkin pie concoction to be... well, pie, but it turned out so wrong and soupy they made it...well, soup. I wouldn't eat there again. With Christmas coming up, you might have Turkey a la mode, Stuffing soup, and Candycane salad.

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  37. LOL, I love when you talk food! I guess pumpkin soup doesn't make my healthy dessert look so bad after all, eh? Sorry about the nasty meal~

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  38. Pumpkin pie soup as soup sounds vile.

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  39. can happen to any restaurant, good then sucks.

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  40. doesnt sound really good, and im allergic to pumpkin so yeah, i wouldnt go there either haha

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  41. I love how you keep using that pic of Bryan. That's great. Thanks for the shout-out! As for pumpkin soup, I did have some last year at an overly chic, hoighty toighty restaurant. It was disgusting. Give me Campbells Chicken Noodle over that garbage any day.

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  42. pumpkins were invented by the devil to kill all humans :)

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  43. This post makes me hungry. I´m missing all asian food. :)

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  44. Haha wow, that sounds horrible. Sorry to hear that, but I hope you can find the holiest of restaurants sometime.

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  45. I can't live without rice. It's like eating without drinking water, it just doesn't feel complete without it.

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  46. I always say, 'All you need is... food, and it'd better taste good.' It must have been so disappointing. It could be worse, though, as in food poisening and you end up in the smllest room for a decade. The best thing you can do is cook your own food, but when it comes to home cooking, well, let's say you shouldn't come asking for any great recipes. Good luck finding a better place to eat.
    :)
    http://rcbenglishclass.blogspot.com/2011/10/no-more-masterchef-for-me.html

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  47. It was more than likely a halloween based dish, and probably won't still be there. I think you should maybe give them another shot.

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